Catherine Hawkins
Senior Manager, Parts and Assemblies Supplier Management

Catherine Hawkins serves as Supplier Management senior manager, Parts and Assemblies. In this position she is responsible for Procurement and Supplier Management of 108 suppliers in 15 countries. Parts and assemblies include: small and medium assemblies, machined parts, sheet metal parts, composite and thermoplastic parts. The parts and assemblies team has 60 people and is located mostly in Auburn, Washington. This role closely supports the Boeing Fabrication Division and Airplane programs. Cathy also serves as the leader for the Composite Strategic Sourcing team and cost reduction efforts.

Cathy joined Boeing in 1990 as a Procurement agent working Major Structures for Australia, Japan and domestic suppliers out of Renton, Washington. In 2000 she took a position working the development of DCAC/MRM systems and 787 tools and processes supporting the external supply base.

In 2004, Cathy was assigned as a Procurement manager in Major Interiors in Everett, Washington, for commodities which include Seats, In Flight Entertainment (IFE) systems, Lavatories and Galleys. Her responsibilities included working as the Supplier Management interface to the Interiors responsibility Center (IRC) and Business manager for the department. As a manager for Boeing Furnished Equipment (BFE), Cathy worked closely with Airline customers and Customer Engineering in defining requirements for the interior of the aircraft. 

In 2008, Cathy was assigned as senior managerfor Contacting Functional Excellence in Supplier Management. In this position, she was responsible for defining the Procurement practices around supplier contracting, training and business operations for the department. She closely interfaced with Finance, Legal and Commercial Contracts organization at the Enterprise level. In 2011, she graduated from the 18 month Program Management Development Program (PMDP).

She was named to her current position in March of 2012.

Raised in Tacoma, Washington, Catherine received a bachelor’s of Business Administration degree (BA) in International Business from Pacific Lutheran University. She also received a Rotary Foundation Fellowship for a partial masters in International Economics from the University of Tasmania in Australia. Cathy lives in Auburn, Washington with her husband and two daughters.